A Level Biology gives you the opportunity to investigate biological phenomena from the smallest molecule to the largest ecosystem, resulting in a greatly enhanced understanding of this branch of science.
You will learn in newly-refurbished laboratories through a range of methods, including: lectures and experiments, group work and presentations, debates and problem-solving, and talks led by visiting biologists.
You will also explore established teachings along with 21st Century challenges, which include things like preventing the spread of new diseases, further improving public health and conserving our environment.
In addition, you can engage with our Vets and Medics Enrichment programme, which is particularly advantageous if you wish to pursue a career in medicine.
This is a rigorous academic subject with many different applications. Importantly, it sits well alongside other science-related courses.
Biology A Level?
At Brock we have industry-experienced Biology teachers with expertise in fields that include: microbiology, aquatic ecology, equine science, natural sciences and conservation and zoology.
Some of these staff members also have examination board experience, which gives them invaluable insights into what it takes to achieve top grades.
You will also have the opportunity to engage with our Medical Matters Enrichment programme, which is particularly advantageous if you want to pursue a career in medicine.
Teaching & learning
You will learn through a range of methods, including: lectures and experiments, group work and presentations, and debates and problem solving.
You will also work on group projects, which will help you build your analytical, reporting, interpreting, teamwork and communication skills.
In addition, we regularly host guest speakers from a range of different fields. In the past these have included GPs, marine scientists, paediatricians, and a professor of genomics.
Minimum entry requirements
Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above with a minimum average GCSE score of 4.0, including:
• Maths grade 5
• English Language grade 5
• Combined Science 6/6 or, if separate sciences, Biology grade 6 and a grade 6 in another science
- Discover more about chemical elements and molecules: the components of our diet and of our bodies that are essential for health.
- Gain new knowledge about cells and transport using microscopes and experimental techniques.
- Investigate different types of enzymes and understand their importance to living beings and medical and industrial processes.
- Develop your knowledge about gas exchange, digestion and the importance of surface area to volume ratio in living things.
- Learn more about evolution and biodiversity including why life is so diverse, and how and why living organisms change over time.
- Investigate photosynthesis, microbiology, homeostasis, nervous transmission and genetics.
What can I do with this qualification?
Students who take A Level Biology can go on to study subjects including: Veterinary Science, Medicine, Optometry, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.
They can also study Microbiology, Forensic Science, Biophysics, Genetics, Neuroscience, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, and, of course, Biology.
If you wish to study Biology at university we recommend you also take another science A Level or a maths A Level.
Dates & Locations
LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site
Date & time
09/09/2024 to 31/07/2025
My ambition is to become a scientific researcher. Molecular biology, particularly genetics, is something that really interests me, especially its applications for treating genetic conditions. I am aiming to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge. My teacher studied the same degree, so she has given me some valuable insights about progression. I have also benefitted from being in an Aspire tutor group. This has helped me build the confidence to aim high.Biology A Level